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"Stress banding in compressed quasi-two-dimensional aqueous foams" Talk by Dr.Chiraj Kalelkar

Event Date: 
Friday, September 6, 2019 - 00:00

The School of Natural Sciences, Department of Physics, invites you to a Research Talk as per the following schedule:

 

Title:                 Stress banding in compressed quasi-two-dimensional aqueous foams             

Speaker:          Dr. Chiraj Kalelkar

                        Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur 721302, India

 

Date/Day :     06-09-2019 / Friday

Timings:        12.00 Noon -1.00 PM

Venue:            B-007, Ground Floor

 

Abstract:

We present results from a study of the compression of a quasi-two-dimensional aqueous foam in a Hele-Shaw cell. Our results show that during compression, the spatially-averaged normal-stress difference localizes in bands with a wavelength of the order of the mean diameter of a bubble. Stress field colormaps are constructed by image analysis and used to visualize the bands. We investigate the phenomenon by varying the mean bubble diameter and polydispersity.
We quantify the extent of (global) compression by measuring the average of an anisotropy ratio for the eigenvalues of the statistical strain tensor and find the probability distribution of the angle between corresponding eigenvectors of the statistical stress and strain tensors. We show that these stress bands are ruptured in regions in which avalanches of neighbor-switching T1 events occur, which suggests local stress relaxation in these regions.

Friday 06, Sep 2019

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